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Voice: Jesus' love is for all, but homosexuality is road to ruin

March 15, 2001

Yes, Jesus loves gay people. He loves them so much that He gave his life for them that they too might experience the abundant and eternal life.

How His heart must ache to see many of the brightest and intelligent young men of this generation suffer horribly and die many years before their lifespan has ended.

How His heart must break at the grief and depression in the hearts of the mothers and fathers, sisters, brothers and friends who have lost a very dear and loved one who has died of AIDS. Mothers of sons who have died of AIDS tell me their hearts have been ripped right out of their bodies and it has left an eternal hole in their lives that will never heal.

Is this the reason that God in His great wisdom has given us guidelines to live by? Many ancient civilizations died out because of homosexuality. We read in the Old Testament in First Kings 14:24 there were male cult prostitutes. They did according to all the abominations of the nations which the Lord dispossessed before the sons of Israel. Leviticus 9:2 states, "You shall not lie with a male as you do with a women; it is abomination. Leviticus 20:18: "If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a women both of them have committed a detestable act."

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In the New Testament we have several references in Romans. Romans 2:26-27: "For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions, for the women exchanged the natural functions for that which was unnatural and in the same way the men also abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire, men for other men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own person the due penalty of their error."

God loves each one of us and only wants us to have the best life that we can. He desires us to have peace of mind, the peace of God always, in our lives as long as we are alive on this earth.

JEANE F. RIGGS

Ocotillo

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